Animation – Week 1



  1. Attendance. Introductions and review syllabus
  2. Talk about Adobe login.
  3. We’re going to use both Adobe Animate (Flash) and ToonBoom Harmony & Storyboard Pro this semester. The last two programs were used to create Netflix’s animated movie Klaus.
  4. Here’s where you can get a  monthly subscription to the animation software we’re using for $9/month
  5. Create a folder on Google Drive and share with me.
  6. Oscar-nominated short animations, Saturday, Feb. 1st, at noon at the Loft theater
  7. Talk about presentations, i.e. “industry reports”
  8. Demonstrate how to use Cintiqs and pen checkout process. 
  9. Discuss history of animation, watch video
  10. Share physical and virtual examples of Zoetrope, 3D Zoetrope & Flipbook (Pixar), Thaumatrope, Praxinoscope


  1. Sketch the turnaround view of a character that you want to animate this semester. It can be black and white or color. Here’s a video of how to do it. Scan it in or take a digital picture of it that we can share with everyone during the next class. Upload it to your Google Drive folder. Due next class.
  2. Example below (click to enlarge):